New Li-Ion Batteries Will Run Ten Times Longer and Charge Ten Times…

While gadgets improve by leaps and bounds every year, the technology that powers them hasn't. Batteries still suck, unless something comes of this research at Northwestern University that promises new lithium-ion alternatives that charge ten times faster with ten times the capacity. » 11/16/11 10:20am 11/16/11 10:20am

New Prosthetics Let Patients Reach Out and Touch Stuff

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a way to make people with prosthetic limbs feel by transplanting nerves from the amputated hand into the patient's chest. Though the feeling would be in the chest rather than their arms, the scientists are hopeful that this could lead to prosthetics with sensors… » 11/27/07 1:35pm 11/27/07 1:35pm